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William Odie Wright

W.O. Wright
Full Name: William Odie Wright
Birth date: March 23, 1878
Death date: January 11, 1936

Terms of Service

  • House, 37th Legislature
    1/11/1921 - 1/9/1923
    Democrat
  • House, 36th Legislature
    1/14/1919 - 1/11/1921
    Democrat

Biographical Notes and Resources

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Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, legislative platform, "Wright of Archer Has Definite Purpose," 1/12/1919, p. 6. Austin Statesman .
  • Obituary, "Ex-Student Dies in Long Beach," 1/16/1936, p. 1. "W.O. Wright, graduate of the University in 1904 and a former member of the State Legislature, died Saturday, January 11, in Long Beach, Cal. . . . Mr. Wright's last term as State Representative from Megargel, Archer County, ended about 1920. . . . Mr. Wright is survived by his wife, the former Miss Harper Dennis, a son, W.O. Wright, Jr., and three daughters, Vadae, Mary Harper, and Lucille." Daily Texan .
  • Census of 1920 - W.D. [W.O.] Wright, Justice Precinct 7, Archer County, age 42, born circa 1878 in Kentucky, merchant, spouse Harper, children Lucile, Vadae, Odis, and Mary. Not found in Census of 1910, 1930, or 1940.
    Marriage of William Odie Wright and Harper Ethel Dennis, 7/11/1906, in Hood County, Texas. FamilySearch . Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965 Census of 1920
  • William Odie Wright, birth date 3/23/1878 in Fulton County, Kentucky; death date 1/11/1936 in Long Beach, California; Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Long Beach, California. Vadae Mae Wright, born 3/17/1911 in Megargel, Archer County, Texas, daughter of Harper E. Dennis and William Odie Wright; sister of Lucile, William Odie, Jr., and Mary; also listed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Find a Grave .
  • 37th Legislature (1921) - W.O. Wright, postoffice Megargel, nativity Kentucky, age 42 (born circa 1879), 40 years in Texas, merchant and banker, member of former legislatures: 36th, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .

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